Disrupting diet culture

By Samantha Shepherd, MSW, LICSW • JFCS Therapist Food brings people together, gives us sustenance, plays an integral role in both secular and religious traditions, and is even seen as medicine. While food is used in so many connecting and healing ways, diet culture has interrupted this connec[...]

Walk and Talk Therapy: Moving the body, quieting the mind

nature path By Samantha Shepherd, LICSW • JFCS Therapist Part of my clinical practice as a psychotherapist at Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis focuses on supporting the mind-body connection. The biomedical model treats the body and mind as two separate entities, when other frameworks [...]

988 is the nation’s new Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

988 - Holding phone The future of crisis response By Samantha Shepherd, MSW, LICSW • JFCS Therapist According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2020, someone in this country died of suicide every 11 minutes. In addition to this, over 12 million adults seriously considered suicide, with over [...]